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2016 One Book South Dakota

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Our Premier Event

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September 22-25, 2016 in Brookings

Blog

  1. In fall 1995, Michael Chabon was sitting pretty. He had three books to his credit, each more warmly received than the last. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, published when he was just 24, was one of the most celebrated first novels in recent memory. Continue Reading

  2. Few accolades are so widely recognized and respected that receiving one is almost a guarantee that it will appear in the first paragraph of your biography and usually within the first sentence. But such is the case with The Pulitzer Prize, an annual award recognizing American achievements in journalism as well as literature and musical composition. Continue Reading

  3. At the 2014 Festival of Books, Brookings County writer Jerry Nelson attended Pitchapalooza, an idea generating session led by The Book Doctors, Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry. Continue Reading

  4. September 8, 2016

    WRITING AND teaching have been the lifework of Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve. Her stories come from childhood experiences on the Rosebud Reservation. Continue Reading

Programs & Events

30
Sep
8:00 am | South Dakota Art Museum
30
Sep
12:15 pm | Watertown Event Center
1
Oct
8:00 am | South Dakota Art Museum
2
Oct
8:00 am | South Dakota Art Museum
3
Oct
8:00 am | South Dakota Art Museum
4
Oct
8:00 am | South Dakota Art Museum
4
Oct
8:30 am | Old Courthouse Museum
4
Oct
6:30 pm | Rapid City Public Library Downtown & North
4
Oct
7:00 pm | Canton Public Library

South Dakota Humanities Council

The South Dakota Humanities Council (SDHC), founded in 1972 in response to an act of Congress, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the only cultural organization in the state whose sole mission is to deliver humanities programming to the people of South Dakota. Our vision is to "lead statewide advocacy for the humanities, working with other partners to foster literary and civic engagement." This programming vision forms the core mission:

The South Dakota Humanities Council celebrates literature, promotes civil conversation, and tells the stories that define our state.

If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
- Toni Morrison